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Iguana Training

Iguanas are wild animals, but many people want them as pets, so iguana training is essential to tame these reptiles. Iguanas are used to large surroundings, like the rainforest, but contact with humans can not be avoided, so people have to devise ways to domesticate this animal. Iguanas are maybe small in stature, but they are highly aggressive and their teeth and claws are things that are not to be sneezed at. Untoward incidents can be avoided if some iguana training is applied.

There are no guarantees though because some of these reptiles will remain true to their nature and can be extremely dangerous to keep as pets. A group called the Green Iguana Society has encouraged pet owners to, somehow, train these reptiles, so they can become house pets in a family setting.

It does not matter if one has a baby iguana or an adult iguana. If neither is tame, then one has to consider if it should be kept as a house pet. There are pet owners though who chose not to train and tame their pet reptiles, while others have difficulties in domesticating their pet iguanas. There is hope though that these wild iguanas can be transformed into a nice house pets. There are a myriad of ways on how to tame and train iguanas, but only a few recommendations and methods have been successful in taming these wild animals.

Iguana training will take plenty of hours and tons of patience. It's not necessary to rush; so smaller training sessions would be helpful, in order for the pet iguana to get used to the owner. The first small step is to allow an iguana to observe its owner. Slowly but surely, an iguana can watch his owner from a distance while the latter is looked back at him, as well.

When the reptile gets used to this kind of method, the owner can slowly begin the process of touching his pet iguana for a second. However, picking up this wild animal would not be a good idea lest the owner wants to be bitten severely. Next, the pet owner should put his hand close to the reptile, but should refrain from touching its head or tail. As time goes by, the number of touches can increase if the animal becomes tolerant.

An owner feels extremely happy if his pet iguana allows him to pet its head. Being able to pet the iguana's head would mean the animal is becoming more at ease. The time will come that this animal will never be bothered by any sort of petting from its owner, so all the hard work would have paid off. However, one should still practice caution and never be complacent because an iguana can react unexpectedly and inflict painful bites or when it swings its tail. Lastly, it would be wise for an iguana owner to consider the mood of his pet iguana before touching it, and he should wear protective clothing and never bring it near his face or anyone else's.

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